Natalie Portman Bares Bump in ‘Vanity Fair’s 2017 Hollywood Issue

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Second-time mom-to-be Natalie Portman bares her bump inside the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue in a breathtaking portrait captured by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Portman is nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in the Jackie Kennedy biopic Jackie. She and her choreographer and dancer husband Benjamin Millepied are expecting a sibling for their 5-year old son Aleph.

And she was joined on the cover wearing a flowing off-the-shoulder gown by other A-Listers Emma Stone, Greta Gerwig, Amy Adams, Aja Naomi King, Ruth Negga, Lupita Nyong’o, Janelle Monae, Dakota Johnson and sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning.


Natalie Portman Radiated in Yellow on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

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Second-time mom-to-be Natalie Portman looked gorge in a bright and sunny Prada gown with white embellishments at the cuff and hemline while on the Red Carpet at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. She paired the regal dress with Jimmy Choo shoes, a a Tomansino bag, and jewels by Tiffany & Co.

The Israeli-American actress was favorited to walk away with the Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in the biopic Jackie. She didn’t win but she still has the Oscars to look forward to.

The Black Swan actress was joined by her husband, and the choreographer of that movie, Benjamin Millepied. The couple are parents to 5-year old son Aleph Portman-Millepied.

Natalie Portman is Usually Pregnant During her Road to Oscar


Pregnant women can do it all. Case in point: Natalie Portman. 

The Academy Award-winning actress had the nerve to look this fashionably adorable in a gorgeous flowing  floral Alexander McQueen frock while accepting the award for Best Actress at this week’s Critics’ Choice Awards this week.

She brilliantly rocked Steve Madden heels, a Christian Louboutin clutch, and Cartier jewelry at the event held this past December 11th.

The Israeli-American star also got a  top actress nod for the 2017 Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild!  This path is reminiscent to the last time she was expecting her first child Aleph, a son with her French choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied.

Portman received the equivalent of the est Actress award for her role in Black Swan at the Critics’ Choice, Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globes and Academy Awards in 2011-2012.

The second time mom-to-be is much buzzed to also be nominated for and to take home a Best Actress Oscar win for her role as Jackie Kennedy in the critically -acclaimed biopic Jackie. 


The movie follows the late former First Lady during the days after her husband John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas in November 22, 1963.

The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards was held at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.

Apparently, she breathed life into the roll and was quite compelling.  

Go Natalie, Go! The stars are aligned for another sweep!

Natalie Portman Looks Way Further Along than She Actually Is, but Still Radiates

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Academy-Award winning actress Natalie Portman put her bump on full display this weekend during the DC premiere of her latest film Jackie. The Black Swan star went with a figure-hugging grey pencil-length jersey dress with ruching on the side.


Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied are expecting their second child. The couple are parents to 5-year-old son Aleph.

Baby is due in Spring and naturally because Portman has “popped” a lot of people think she is a lot further along that she actually is.

“Everyone thinks I’m about to pop and about to give birth at any minute and I have months to go.” While Natalie looks to be far along in her pregnancy, People reports she told Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday.

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Portman correctly attributed it to the fact that she is so tiny and thus looks “more pregnant” than she really is.

“I’m a small person in general. You show a lot faster and a lot more when you’re small.” Last month, she looked radiant in a white Spring 2017 Christian Dior gown at a screening at American Film Institute’s Festival. She paired the gown with a white blazer and open-toe sandal as she promoted her biopic.


The stunning #NataliePortman on the red carpet at the #JackieFilm @afifest ✨

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Marrion Cotillard and Natalie Portman are Radiant Promoting Upcoming films

Two of my favorite Oscar winning international actresses, the talented Natalie Portman and Marion Cotillardlooked radiant while promoting their respective upcoming movies at screenings this week.

Israeli born Portman went with a striped gown by The Row at the Israel Film Festival Gala in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, November 9 with her hair in a half-up, half-down style with nude makeup . The Academy Award winner polished doff her look with simple hoops by Eddie Borgo and a Vic Minaudière clutch.

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Meanwhile, French actress Cotillard stars in a new  WWII drama Allied alongside costar Brad Pitt and looked fabulous in a navy Christian Dior maxi dress accented with an embroidered white hand-strap clutch by Dior, and side swept coifed hair at a fan event for the film at the Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California.


Both women have 5-year old boys at home.

Cotillard, who starred in Inception. and her longtime partner of 9-years Guillaume Canet are expecting their second child together. The couple are parents to 5-year old son Marcel.

Portman and her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied are parents to 5-year old son Aleph.

This Korean Ballerina’s Maternity Portraits are Breathtaking


I usually reserve my International Bumpwatch posts for Saturdays but I couldn’t help but early share this majestic maternity photography of an expecting National Korean Ballerina, Hyo Seon Park.

Artistic and editorial photographer BAKi captured Park en pointe and looking breathtaking as she balances on her toes whilst adjusting for the added weight in her belly!

It is reminiscent of the photo shared widely of Lumina Belle, taken when the trainer of Natalie Portman for The Black Swan was heavily pregnant but still dancing ballet.

There are also photos of Park with her spouse too in some nice pics.

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Bump Watch: The Weekend Maternity Casual Wear Edition

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Weekends are for casual wear and if you are a expecting celebrity, you can expect the papps to be there to capture every moment. And so it was for these four actresses who were featured in the media recently:

Olivia Wilde was looking super cute in overalls accessorized with a choker and cute leather tote bag in Hollywood. (In Style)

Teresa Palmer went with an off the shoulder Bohemian dress and sandals. (Daily Mail)

Natalie Portman opted for a floral top over comfy denim deans and sandals (In Style )

Katherine Heigl did a grey v-neck tea with cropped yoga pants  (In Style)

Natalie Portman is Expecting 2nd Child

Natalie Portman is expecting a second child with husband Benjamin Millepied.

An unnamed source confirmed the news to Us Weekly on Thursday.

Portman, 35, was comfortable showing her new baby bump Thursday during the premiere of her film Planetarium at the Venice Film Festival. Us Weekly reported that the Jewish Oscar winner for Black Swan rubbed her stomach on the red carpet.

Portman and Millepied, 39, who coached her in ballet on the set of Black Swan have a 5-year-old son, Aleph. The family, who lived in Paris for two years while Millepied headed the Paris Opera Ballet, recently moved to Los Angeles.
The Israeli-born actress’ other highly anticipated film, “Jackie,” in which she portrays Jackie Kennedy, premiered at the festival on Wednesday and garnered positive reviews.

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The Pregnant Ballerina welcomed daughter, Lumina Belle

The woman who helped train Natalie Portman for her role in The Black Swan got a special Christmas delivery and welcomed her first child, daughter Lumina Belle on 6am December 26, 2013.

Mary Helen Bowers and daughter Lumina Belle at 9 days old. She danced up until giving birth to her. – Instagram

Mary Helen Bowers caught many people’s attention with the beautiful photos of herself she shared on her Instagram account of her in graceful ballet poses while 9 months pregnant. 

Bowers, who owns Ballet Beautiful ballet instructions company, got permission from her doctor to dance up until the week before she was scheduled to deliver. 
“I just love knowing that when I’m dancing, the baby is dancing,” Bowers, 33, told TODAY Moms. “It’s just been awesome to know there’s this little life that’s sharing in everything you do every day.”

The Columbia University English literature grad danced for 10 years with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center after getting a full scholarship at age 15 to study at the School of American Ballet in Manhattan.  Bowers was invited to join New York City Ballet a year later at age 16.
“I feel like that’s really helped me with my balance and helped prevent back pain and a lot of other aches and pains that are really common with pregnancy,” she said of being able to dance all pregnancy long. “It’s a beautiful time. You feel connected to your body on a level like never before.”

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Bellytich Best of 2011: The “Most Watched/Stalked” Pregnant Celebrities

Beyonce, Natalie Portman and Victoria Beckham commanded the most media attention

The Top 3 Most Watched Celebrities
No celebrity commanded more media attention than Beyonce, hands down. Her MTV VMA Awards announcement of her pregnancy garnered the most tweets per second than any other event this year, including the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the death of Steve Jobs.  Since then, many news outlets, print, TV, radio and online, that do not ordinarily cover “bump watch” have spent a lot of time talking about various aspects of Bey’s pregnancy. 
Natalie Portman‘s unexpected pregnancy following her stellar Academy Award-Best Actress winning performance in 2009’s The Black Swan kept her and her bump on the screens of many news outlets as they poked around for news about her fiance, choreographer and Swan co-star Benjamin Milliepied. Portman became watched more after a Ballet Dancer Stand-in claimed that she danced the majority of the scenes without ample credit. Portman’s film co-stars and producers had to jump to her defense.  
Folks were also just giddy over news that Victoria Beckham was pregnant with her and super hunk soccer star husband David’s 4th child, a girl. After 3 boys, many were happy to see Beckham get the “mini-me” she always wanted. She delivered Harper Seven in July. 
Together, all three commanded the airwaves, copy space and online hit counters of many news, blogs and other information sources. Fan and public interest equaled more coverage.

Runner-Ups to the Most Watched and Most Stalked included France’s first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy, a striking former model and third wife to that country’s embattled president Nicolas Sarkozy. Though Bruni said she would limit exposure of her child to the media, after baby Giulia was born this November, the couple were seen in open areas.  Some say they used the baby to get some sympathy for Sarkozy who faces a challenge to his presidency. 
Selma Blair, Pink, and Kate Hudson were much watched throughout their pregnancy 
After denying being pregnant for months, P!nk revealed that she and hubby motorcross athlete Carey Hart were indeed pregnant, to the delight of many considering the couple had previously split and reconciled before finding themselves “with child.”  
Papps found themselves following actress Kate Hudson and her Muse frontman boyfriend Matthew Bellamy  around. He proposed to Hudson mid pregnancy. 

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